Where is East Frisia?

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Many parts of Germany and the Netherlands are called Friesland.

Thousands of men and women left their homes in East Frisia at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century and settled down in America. Now their progeny turns the view back to find out where the ancestors came from. So, where is East Frisia, or Ostfriesland as it is called in German? The answer is simple, but even many Germans outside of East Frisia don’t have a clear idea of the geografical position.

Why that?

There is confusion due to the fact that there are several areas with similar names in Germany and the Netherlands (I now use the German names, because not all have an English equivalent).
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